William C. Cooper

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William Craig Cooper
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
Preceded byJames S. Robinson
Succeeded byJoseph H. Outhwaite
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Knox County district
In office
January 1, 1872 – January 4, 1874
Preceded byJohn D. Thompson
Succeeded byAllen J. Beach
Personal details
Born(1832-12-18)December 18, 1832
Mount Vernon, Ohio
DiedAugust 29, 1902(1902-08-29) (aged 69)
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Political partyRepublican

William Craig Cooper (December 18, 1832 – August 29, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Cooper attended the public schools and Mount Vernon Academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Knox County 1859-1863. He served as mayor of Mount Vernon 1862-1864. During the American Civil War, Cooper was colonel of the 142nd Ohio Infantry, a 100 days regiment. He served as a member of the State house of representatives 1872-1874. He served as judge advocate general of Ohio 1879-1884. He served as member and president of the board of education of Mount Vernon.

Cooper was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1890. He resumed the practice of law in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he died on August 29, 1902. He was interred in Mound View Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "William C. Cooper (id: C000765)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • William C. Cooper at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James S. Robinson
United States Representative from Ohio's 9th congressional district
Succeeded by
Joseph H. Outhwaite